After an intense 3 days of competition at the Durban ICC for the National WorldSkills Competition, 23 of 65 medals over 19 categories were won by the WorldSkills Western Cape Team.
False Bay TVET College claimed 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, ranking them the best amongst their peers nationally in their field of study.
The WorldSkills Competition is a flagship event held every two years. It is the biggest vocational education and skills competition event in the world. The Competition truly reflects global participation from young people in industry and training providers. Competitors demonstrate their technical ability to execute specific tasks for which they are trained and perform in their workspace.
One of the main legacies of the WorldSkills Competition is to highlight the importance of practical vocational education and training, as one of the major vehicles for socio-economic transformation.
The WorldSkills Competition provides numerous prospects for skills exchange, experience and technology innovation. It also raises the awareness of the artisan sector and its career path possibilities that lead to gainful employment.
Congratulations to the following False Bay TVET College students who received a medal in their respective field of study:
- Automotive Body Repair: Jacobus Coetzee, Gold and Byrone Davids, Silver
- Spray-painting: Chad Randall, Bronze
- IT Networking Systems: Darrian Samuels, Silver and Tammy-Lee Jooste, Bronze
False Bay TVET College Acting Principal, Ms Karin Hendricks said: “We are very proud of the achievements of our students and of the commitment of the staff in preparing students for World Skills. The college is committed to ensuring that False Bay College students can compete in a skills space on a provincial, national and international level”.
Of the 23 medals won by team Western Cape, 5 learners ranked gold, making them eligible to participate in the International WorldSkills Competition scheduled to take place in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.
All Gold awards recipients will continue training, as they prepare for the International WorldSkills Competition. Visit http://www.worldskills.org for more information.